St. Louis • Typically, a Sam Bradford rehab update in early June is not a major media event.
Blame it on the other Sam on the St. Louis Rams roster. Attention was super-sized Thursday because of rookie defensive end Michael Sam.
"I figured that’s where you guys would be," Bradford joked after a workout.
Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, met with reporters on Friday. The team is hoping the hubbub will die down eventually and Sam will be treated like any other seventh-round pick.
"I think the media doesn’t give athletes enough credit for just accepting players as they are," said wide receiver T.J. Moe, who was Sam’s teammate at Missouri. "They just assume it’s a tough-guy culture, and ‘How are they possibly going to handle it?’ I think maybe it’s the other way around. How are the media handling it?"
Bradford, the first overall pick in 2010, is more than five months removed from left knee surgery and said everything is on schedule. The quarterback is expected to practice Friday.
Irsay’s license suspended
A court has suspended Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay’s driver’s license for one year following his arrest for driving while intoxicated.
The Indianapolis Star reports that recently released documents in Hamilton County confirm the license suspension effective starting May 27. Police and prosecutors have declined to discuss the case.
Irsay refused a blood test after his March 16 arrest.
Cardinals sign first-rounder Bucannon
The Arizona Cardinals signed first-round pick Deone Bucannon to a four-year deal Thursday.
The Cardinals selected the big-hitting strong safety out of Washington State with the 27th overall selection in last month’s draft.
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